Times have been added for many of the TBD games. Coach said that this schedule is pretty set although there can always be some changes. One important item is for the Rutgers game. They have a dome and the decision will be made just prior to the game if it will be played outside or in the dome. The impact to us is that there is no room for spectators inside the dome. If the game is moved inside the dome, we will not be able to go in and watch.
The apparel page has been updated with three stores. Each has a different vendor, deadline, and delivery date. Below are the details of each store:
- Belts – There are two options. The first store has closed but the second store will only be open until Friday, 12/7. If you want to order one of the J.T. Spencer belts, you need to contact Sean Haggerty by Friday.
- Club headcovers – Orders placed by 12/14 will be ready by Christmas.
- The apparel store is now open until 12/14/18. Merchandise will be ready by the Rutgers scrimmage in Jan. If you have two players and want to add both numbers, email Joe.Trezza@lacrosseunlimited.com directly and he will make arrangements.
At the Courtyard Devon, we will be offering a 15% off promotion specifically for the Villanova Wildcats Lacrosse team. There are 3 ways to make reservations with this discount:
- Use this link, and the discount at the Courtyard Devon will automatically populate: Book your corporate rate for Wildcats Lacrosse
- Call into the hotel to make a reservation. Be sure to mention you want to book the ‘Wildcats Lacrosse’ rate (since this is a rate specific to your team, we built the rate as Wildcats Lacrosse and not Villanova, to avoid confusion)
- Visit Marriott.com online or on the mobile App and use the Corporate Code: “V55” in the Special Rates – Corporate/Promo field:
Let me know if you have any questions at all! We look forward to having the parents stay at our hotel!
Dear Parents – Since Loyola has very strict tailgating rules, we have decided to hold all parent festivities off site. All are invited to attend the pre-game & post-game celebrations.
The pre-game will be held at Mt. Washington Tavern – 5700 Newbury St, Baltimore, MD 21209. (3.1 Miles from field – 9 minutes)
https://www.mtwashingtontavern.com/ We will plan to pre-game in the front bar area from 10:30-12:00pm.
Game will be held at Loyola University @ 1pm – Ridley Sports Complex – 2221 W. Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21211
After the game, we will meet up with the boys behind the stadium for a short grab-n-go player tailgate. The Junior Parents will be providing more details.
After our short postgame with the boys, the group will head back over to the Mt. Washington Tavern for a group postgame celebration in the Sky Bar on the 3rdfloor. This area has been reserved for Villanova Lax Parents. (Kids welcome!)
Please note that parking is limited in the Mt. Washington area. There is metered parking on the street but your best bet would be to use the Valet Parking at the Mt. Washington Tavern for flat rate of $6.
Please email Cathleen Kinnear at Ckinnear1@verizon.net with your plans so she can let Mt. Washington know an accurate headcount.
I look forward to seeing everyone next weekend in Baltimore!!
Dear All Villanova Lacrosse families,
Welcome to all our freshmen families and welcome back to our upperclassmen. I was asked to handle our Tailgate Fund checkbook this year. We had $3,782 left over from last year and I opened a checking account at PNC Bank with that money. I believe we can maintain the same per player assessment this year as we have done in the past. We are asking for $550 per senior player and $500 for each underclassman.
This assessment covers all tailgate food, supplies, senior banquet, coaches’ gifts, senior player gifts and anything else that arises.
If you would kindly mail me a check at your earliest convenience for the amount for your son(s), that will keep us afloat through the Fall into the Spring season. Maura and I look forward to meeting you next week!
220 Edgerstoune Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
We look forward to seeing everyone in two weeks at the Courtyard-Marriott in Devon for the Meet and Greet. Lunch will be provided and we’ll start at 11:00am. At 11:00am we have a couple of speakers to address the group about Villanova Athletics as well as the growing Alumni support. By 2:00pm we will be wrapping up so everyone can head over to the football game if they wish. The lacrosse tailgate at the football game will be a light version since we will have just finished eating.
Alumni Game Weekend:
The Friends of Villanova Lacrosse (FOVL) Alumni Assoc will be holding its initial mentoring event for our players & their parents before the Alumni game on 9/29 on Campus. This mentoring will be set-up by tables according to career disciplines. It will be held from 9:30 am to 11 am.
Following the mentoring session, the FOVL AA will be holding their annual fall meeting from 11 am to 12:30 pm. All are invited to attend.
After the FOVL AA meeting, the Alumni will tailgate at their usual spot behind the Stadium from 12:30 pm to the 2 pm. The alumni hold a separate pregame tailgate to assure compliance with NCAA rules. Our families will get a chance to combine with the alumni at the postgame tailgate hosted by the Villanova coaching staff.
Alumni game starts at 2:00 and will feature a game between the our current team and recent alumni players.
The coaches will be hosting the tailgate for both the alumni and team families after the game. We will bring the desserts and drinks and the signup sheet is revised to reflect these items.
We will be playing our fall scrimmage on October 6, 2018 at 1:00PM vs. Loyola University. The game will be played at the Ridley Athletic Complex in Baltimore, MD. Cathleen Kinnear is working on the tailgate plans. The tailgating rules at Loyola might limit us to a grab and go for the team and we are investigating local establishments for pre and post game options. We will have specifics clarified and sent out soon.
Friends of Villanova Lacrosse Annual Golf Outing:
This year the outing will be hosted by Sean Haggerty on Thursday, October 11, 2018 and will be played at Plandome Country Club in Plandome, NY. If you can’t play there are numerous other ways to support this fundraising event. For more information and to register,visit here. If you have any questions about the event, email Brian Beacham (email@example.com) or call 610-519-4566.
The Apparel store will be opened this fall for everyone to get their purchases in time for the Fall scrimmage at Loyola. To receive the merchandise by the scrimmage, we will be offering a limited selection of items with a very short window until it closes. We want to make sure the Freshmen families have a chance to get some swag before the game. There will be a another store opened for Christmas with a full selection of apparel and other items. If you want to purchase something from this Fall store, be sure to do it quickly because the store will close on Sunday, 9/2 at midnight.